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by cephalopod9
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 70
Views: 6406

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I do agree that an IMAX version of Dinotopia would be glorious. Maybe I should check out the liveaction movie - apparently there are 20 books now? I only had the first two. I only sort of remember the t.v. mini-series. It was not good; kinda fun that they tried, and it's probably interesting to see...
by cephalopod9
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 70
Views: 6406

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

As cool as dinosaurs are, I don't think anyone would go watch a movie about various herbivore dinosaurs walking along chomping on trees. The movies that exist do so because that is what the audience wants to see. There's well over 5 thousand titles on IMBD with the key word "horse" curren...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Deadpool 2
Replies: 10
Views: 621

Re: Deadpool 2

As a franchise, it way over hypes the subversive, not-a-conventional-super-hero etc. aspect. They're very conventional film narratives, and that particular comic book trope is especially groan worthy. how do you go digging for comic nerd in jokes, and fail to learn about "fridging" ? it...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 32
Views: 3018

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

I do find it amusing to imagine the reputation of "Asgardians" being based on half a dozen people from there. It's really unclear what percentage of the population is fighters of any kind. They went through a lot of soldiers with helmets there, and there were at least 10 Valkyries back in ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 32
Views: 3018

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

The DC's universe island of Themyscira also seems a little uncluttered and steady-state. Themyscira was an island pocket dimension, that existed just to home a specific immortal, cloistered army. It made sense for it to be between a summer camp and a small coastal town in scale. I didn't watch Thor...
by cephalopod9
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 32
Views: 3018

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

it's up on the Netflix, and I enjoyed it. Re: Silliness It's probably pretty hard to take things seriously when you're millions of years old and can get tossed through space and land in garbage unharmed. A lot of the Marvel movies, and action movies in general, are pretty heavy on the mass slaughter...
by cephalopod9
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 26
Views: 1888

Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

I like the idea of a big, squishy, water proof case. You might use a package sealing device. Maybe you already have one, too. I mean, there's sandwich bags, and bags actually designed to protect a small electronic device with water proof headphones connected. I was thinking something more like one ...
by cephalopod9
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 70
Views: 6406

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I skimmed a review, avoiding the spoilery bits, but I did glimpse where his last name comes from. That is so stupid. ...do you know of, or can you imagine any possible explanations for the name of any character in all of the entirety of Star Wars that aren't very stupid? The main character of the f...
by cephalopod9
Thu May 31, 2018 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 26
Views: 1888

Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

pkcommando wrote:I have to admit, I would enjoy the coin purse squeeze feature.
same. Has that been done?
I like the idea of a big, squishy, water proof case.
by cephalopod9
Sat May 26, 2018 9:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 289668

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

I haven't had a drink in a bit ( Like a month and a half? i think) and I got myself a tequila and soda, and it's so good right now. I started making croissant dough at 1:30 am, and now i'm watching film critique youtube vlog, and this one is about 50 Shades Of Grey. Today I had kind of a bastard of ...
by cephalopod9
Thu May 10, 2018 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 192
Views: 35680

Re: Steven Universe

Also, the relationship between Pearl and Rose now seems a lot more suspect knowing that she was a diamond. Also, how did the others not know if they fused with Rose?? So many questions. the imbalance between Rose and Pearl has been a theme since pretty early. Sworn to the Sword gets into Pear's...
by cephalopod9
Sun May 06, 2018 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 192
Views: 35680

Re: Steven Universe

There's a half hour "event" on the 7th. Cartoon Network almost let it get to air without posting it online or spoiling it :o

Drawfee youtube channel did another Steven Universe episode (they're a bit crude, and swear, but it's mostly nice and positive)
by cephalopod9
Thu May 03, 2018 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you could combine two(or more) games
Replies: 228
Views: 35454

Re: If you could combine two(or more) games

Skate 3 Battle Royal Do you mean a physical model building kit? or virtual? If it's a virtual model, then Robocraft is a model building kit with a game component, just not the choose your adventure sort of game. People get really creative with Robocraft for competitive reasons and for fun/silly reas...
by cephalopod9
Thu May 03, 2018 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Big Lebowski
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: The Big Lebowski

the youtube channel WiseCrack has a pretty great analysis of it in their Earthling Cinemas series. It's got kind of a weird gimmick, and I can't remember if Wise Crack is one word or two. It's been a while since I've seen the movie. It also feels like it's been a while since the Coen brothers had a ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you could combine two(or more) games
Replies: 228
Views: 35454

Re: If you could combine two(or more) games

tangent here but- it keeps getting weirder to find out about literally any aspect of culture. I've played games with ASCII ..graphics? interfaces? and I have no idea what's a direct reference, and what has similar influences... and now i'm on a how to play youtube play list from 3 years ago, and it ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you could combine two(or more) games
Replies: 228
Views: 35454

Re: If you could combine two(or more) games

So... Dwarf Fortress? I've been meaning to try that out. It does seem like a resource management game that lends itself to emergent narrative, but it doesn't seem like it's character or story oriented, more of a virtual ant farm, sim city game. RPG games, and I guess Animal Crossing games are in th...
by cephalopod9
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you could combine two(or more) games
Replies: 228
Views: 35454

Re: If you could combine two(or more) games

I want Animal Crossing Pocket Camp mixed with a serious RPG, the ones I know are Fallout 3 and Oblivion. The mobile game, for small children, has a lot of resource management mechanics that I'm finding pretty engaging. I want the same exact game, but without the mobile game wait times, and more narr...
by cephalopod9
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 192
Views: 35680

Re: Steven Universe

I mean, Cartoon Network made them available, through means like the app and CartoonNetwork.com . I've seen a bunch of clips and images called "leaks" that was put out there on purpose, but they don't do much to announce it or treat it like a real release. I watched three of them because I ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 70
Views: 6406

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Stupidest part of BttF. Rest of it "makes sense", but a time traveller inserted into their own (pre)history should either exist (where they land) or not exist (because they never came back in this branch). Fading away, as a handy guage at how much you're failing to still exist (yet still ...
by cephalopod9
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 70
Views: 6406

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I caught most of an episode, and it looks fun, but I'm over saturated in moving pictures content. The thing that tends bother me about time travel plots is how often characters are rushing to accomplish something that shouldn't matter how long it takes to do because there's time travel. Of the thing...
by cephalopod9
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764260

Re: Today I Made:

That said, the crepes sounded (read?) delicious! pretty good, not my best crepes ever, and the strawberries were on the mushy side. I chopped 'em up to take to a thing, and then forgot them. I keep meaning to learn how to make a good balsamic vinegar reduction. Pizza! crust was made two days ago ( ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764260

Re: Today I Made:

I made some crepes, with strawberries and brie, and a little bit of balsamic. is it wasteful to toss out the brie rind? it had been in the fridge for a bit, and i just wanted the gooey part. i'm trying to get into the mood to temper some chocolate and make some easter candies, or something. I bought...
by cephalopod9
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 192
Views: 35680

Re: Steven Universe

Promo! for new episodes (tons of spoilers )https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRzcciuZus0
I think april 9th was what they said, or they might have just put it on the app when ever?
edit- they want people to use their app.

Have people around here seen the Gemanimate Projects?
by cephalopod9
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 186
Views: 37439

Re: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds

you're making me sad imagining explaining to Gene Roddenberry the future went back to putting women in mini skirts, and made Khan white. otoh, the other night I watched an episode of The Office about homophobia, and we're definitely making progress... of some kind... in some areas, but it's not a li...
by cephalopod9
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17141

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Everything in America is heavily commodified, and is real huge on individual choices and identity. Getting a consumer to see themself as "A Vegan" instead of "partaking in veganism" makes it easier to sell them on related lifestyle brands and products. Also, someone who sees them...
by cephalopod9
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17141

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I think there's a fair number of meals and dishes where reducing, or removing meat components isn't that much of a chane, but there's twisted up cultural value, particularly in America, where going vegetarian, or cutting back on meat is seen as emasculating, and not as good. I like veggie burgers, a...
by cephalopod9
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)
Replies: 121
Views: 18169

Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

There's a lot of factors in what makes a person cry, at a given movie at a given time. I like This American Life's story on crying about movies on airplanes. (I just relistened and Freaky Friday is one of their examples)
by cephalopod9
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17141

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I'm not a professional, but I do come from a family that bakes. So we definitely have more than the standard measuring tools, like a teeny, shot glass, measuring cup graduated for tea spoons, and an adjustable measuring cup just for stuff like shortening and peanutbutter. I also understand there's p...
by cephalopod9
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17141

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Who, outside the US, cares about volumes of non-liquids? The inside of an egg is liquid. Almost all the eggs in the store, and all the eggs recipes call for are "large", and the contents of a large egg fit pretty neatly in a quarter cup. It's relevant to scaling recipes, and making substi...
by cephalopod9
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 289668

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

.... "Pappy" is kind of a ridiculous sounding name. My brother thought "Wild Turkey" was made up when we saw it in the background of an anime. (it was either Trigun or Baccano) I don't actually know how to relate "40% alcohol" to my lived experiences. seriously, why is ...
by cephalopod9
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17141

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

If you're outside the US, what's the volume of an egg? If you crack a large egg into a measuring cup, how does it measure? Is there potential in a sort of e-reader, or kind of basic tablet dedicated for storing and comparing recipes? Did palm pilot era tech ever go down that sort of specialized devi...
by cephalopod9
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Xena: Warrior Princess (Lucy Lawless)
Replies: 7
Views: 1203

Re: Xena: Warrior Princess (Lucy Lawless)

I have kind of vague memories of it from when it originally aired, and I finalyl caught an episode on the Spanish language action movie channel.

Revisiting 90's genre fiction t.v. is real wild. Our television production values have improved so much, and our t.v. politics, largely, have not.
by cephalopod9
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)
Replies: 121
Views: 18169

Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

These are all pretty sad, but are they as sad as Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob, singing the the theme song from Cheers in an eleven minute children's cartoon show? Because that one breaks me immediately. I mean, it's not just those 11 minutes, It's sort of the culmination of an arc, and gettin' ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 8238

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

I'm not sure if you were kidding here, but I think ultimately we see a trail of optimism and determination in a lot of the characters. I was responding to the assertion that fans of the show "should feel bad". It's saturated with self loathing, and built on sardonic, and overtly nihilisti...
by cephalopod9
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 4455

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

Does anyone know any sources that explain how they gather data for the results? A relative of mine, with Mexican heritage, recently posted results to face book, and I thought it was interesting there wasn't a Spanish or Iberian category, but "Celtic/English" and "North African", ...
by cephalopod9
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 289668

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

More data points tried it again and I"m feeling a lot mroe "two drinks drunk" turns out (I knew this already) makes a big difference if there's food in me before I start drinking. rum and coke is alright. I mean they have those in the US too. I am in the US, Utah and "New England...
by cephalopod9
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 8238

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

I can't for the life of me imagine what would make someone think that this show was made to be watched by people who feel good inside. :D I also can't quite comprehend how some episodes got a TV 14 rating. Rick says "that's my one armed man" about the mcnuggets sauce. What's that a referen...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17141

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

There were a couple weeks, a while ago*, the google had a "Recipe" search, and I deeply miss what that could have been. Recipes are a weird intersection of mathematical precision, and arbitrary feelings and preferences. One of the recipe archive sites tries to splice in shopping recommenda...
by cephalopod9
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 70
Views: 6406

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I have trouble taking Game of Thrones seriously, and I sort of can't tell how seriously the show takes itself. How often does Cersei Lannister cut her hair? It's been like, 3 years since she had her head shaved, and she's still pretty committed to that terrible bob. I don't think noble women even c...
by cephalopod9
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 7801

Re: Strangererest Things

I don't have a problem with the character, or his choices. I want to question the way the show put together that scene, and how it fits into the rest of the plot. Even there, it's less about the specific choices made, and more about what that says about the perspective the show was made by and for. ...

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